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Arabidopsis: An Atlas of Morphology and Development by Edited by John Bowman (£69.00)Publisher: New York & London: Springer-Verlag — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0387940898]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a slight scuff to the top corner of the upper board. Previous owners' gift inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 2nd printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. [XV] 450 pages. Tags: arabidopsis morphology atlases development roots flowers pollen pollination ovules embryogenesis pathogens cruciferae botany plant sciences nature plants science biology cell molecular
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Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement by J. C. Kaimal & J. J. Finnigan (£67.00)Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0195062396]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Boundary Layer Meteorology is the study of the physical processes that take place in the layer of air that is most influenced by the earth’s underlying surface. This text gives an uncomplicated view of the structure of the boundary layer, the instruments available for measuring its mean and turbulent properties, how best to make the measurements, and ways to process and analyse the data.

The main applications of the book are in atmospheric modelling, wind engineering, air pollution, and agricultural meteorology. The authors have pioneered research on atmospheric turbulence and flow, and are noted for their contributions to the study of the boundary layer. This important work will interest atmospheric scientists, meteorologists, and students and faculty in these fields.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XIII] 289 pages. Tags: boundary layer meteorology atmosphere flow terrain spectra cospectra plant canopies hills observing acquisition processing data measurement atmospheric physics science earth sciences climatology nature weather geophysics 9780195062397
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Human Nature: Fact and Fiction by Edited by Robin Headlam Wells & Johnjoe McFadden (£59.50)Publisher: Continuum — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0826485464]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “What do we mean by ‘human nature’? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct? And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity? Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary culture? It has been claimed that ‘the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities’ (Edward O. Wilson). This ground-breaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between what C.P. Snow called ‘the two cultures’, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human. Human Nature — Fact and Fiction is a major new contribution to the debate on human nature, set to be required reading for anyone with a background in either the arts or the sciences who is interested in understanding what defines us as human beings — in what we are, and why.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by A. C. Grayling. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 200 pages. Tags: adorno adultery adventures aesthetics agassiz agency aggression alan alice's alien allegory althusser altruism amadeus analysis andrew anthropology anti-semitism antonio approach aries aristotelians artificial arts asperger's attacks austen austin autism balibar baron-cohen barthes beckett beethoven behavior behaviours bellow benign berlin bernard beteille biological blackmore blakemore blank-slate bloom bookchin bovary bowker brain brent
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Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences - Essays in Honor of I. Bernard Cohen by Everett Mendelsohn (£54.00)Publisher: Cambridge — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521267242]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ slightly rouched on upper panel otherwise a fine copy.Description: Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences presents a sampling of current work in the history of science by colleagues and former students and associates of I. Bemard Cohen, one of the most influential figures in the rise of the history of science as a scholarly discipline. The volume is divided into four parts: the history and philosophy of the exact sciences and mathematics; the eighteenth-century tradirion; science in America; and scientific ideas in their cultural context. These major themes, each of which has been a subject of study by Professor Cohen, will interest a range of historians interested in the development of science and the history of ideas. 577pp. Index. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼")
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The Cuvier-Geoffrey Debate: French Biology in the Decades Before Darwin by Toby A. Appel (£52.00)Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1987Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0195041380]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4];

From the cover: “For scientists, no event better represents the contest between form and function as the chief organizing principle of life as the debate between Georges Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. This book presents the first comprehensive study of the celebrated French scientific controversy that focused the attention of naturalists in the first decades of the nineteenth century on the conflicting claims of teleology, morphology, and evolution, which ultimately contributed to the making of Darwin’s theory.

This history describes not only the scientific dimensions of the controversy and its impact on individuals and institutions, but also examines the meaning of the debate for culture and society in the years before Darwin.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology series. 305 pages. Tags: monographs history philosophy biology darwin cuvier france biologists sciences science business economics evolution 0195041380 9780195041385
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Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics: The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia by Edited By Richard F.kay, Richard H. Madden, Richard L. Cifelli And John J. Flynn (£51.00)Publisher: Washington & London: Smithsonian Institute Press — 1997Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 156098418X]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Because of its unique geographic and temporal position, the La Venta badlands in central Columbia hold special significance for understanding the evolution of vertebrate faunas in South America. John Flynn, Curator of Geology at The Field Museum, and other contributors present detailed information and interpretation about the paleobiology and environment of La Venta animals. Includes taxonomic index.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 592 pages. Tags: flynn 156098418x vertebrates fossil colombia paleontology miocene vertebrata palaeontology nature fossils science sciences biology zoology 9781560984184
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Science and Football IV by Edited By W. Spinks, T. Reilly & A. Murphy (£47.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 2001Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0415241510]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Fourth World Congress of Science and Football Sydney, Australia, 22 – 26 February 1999. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “The Fourth World Congress of Science and Football was held in Sydney, Australia 1999. Fourth in the series it addresses the rapidly increasing use of scientific identification in the training and development of football talent.

This edited collection brings together the latest research into the range of sports known as football. With contributions by a large number of the leading international researchers in the field, the book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football, and to raise the awareness of the value of a scientific approach to the various football codes. The book contains nearly seventy papers, examining aspects ranging from match analysis and medical aspects of football to metabolism and nutrition, psychology and behaviour, and management and organization. Containing a wealth of research data, and a huge range of examples of how science can be applied; this book represents an invaluable reference for coaches, trainers, managers, medical staff, and all those involved in supporting performers in the many football codes.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XIV] 433 pages. Tags: 0415241510 9780415241519 football congresses players science issues soccer association rugby sports sciences research gaelic medicine biomechanics
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Waste Management by Bernd Bilitewski, Georg Ha¨rdtle & Klaus Marek (£39.00)Publisher: New York & London: Springer-Verlag — 1997Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 3540592105]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original shrink wrap. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XV] 699 pages. Tags: refuse disposal germany waste management usa canada japan science environmental sciences ecology pollution planning economics 3540592105 9783540592105 363.7280943
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Multivariate Analysis (Second Edition) by Sir Maurice Kendall (£38.00)Publisher: Charles Griffin & Co. — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852642644]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little scuffed and soiled, not repellant. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Internally bright and clean.Description: The characteristic feature of multivariate analysis is the consideration of a set of n objects, on each of which are observed the values of p variables. The set of objects may be complete or it may be a sample from a larger set. The variables may be continuous or discontinuous, and themselves may be a subset of a larger group. Given such a complex, we require to study it for a number of different purposes of which the following are the most important: Structural simplification; Classification; Grouping of variables; Analysis of interdependence; Analysis of dependence; Hypothesis construction and hypothesis testing; I have no idea what any of this means to be honest but thought you may care to have a brief excerpt from the introduction. 210pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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The Planet We Live On by Cornelius S. Hurlbut (£37.00)Publisher: Harry N. Abrams — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810904152]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little faded with slight edgewear. A little light soiling to the edges of the text block but overall a handsome, if cumbersome, book.Description: With 600 illustrations. including 50 in full color. This handsome encyclopedia is the most complete single volume on the earth sciences for the general reader and the student. 527pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)
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Scientific American November 1976, Volume 235, Number 5 to June 1977, Volume 236, Number 6 by Various (£35.00)Publisher: New York: Scientific American, Inc. — 1976Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which carries a couple of marks.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Advertisements; A Nicely Bound Set Of Scientific American Magazines Including Such Articles As: Limited Nuclear War, By Sidney D. Drell And Frank Von Hippel; Repetitive Processes In Child Development, By T. G. R. Bower; The Confinement Of Quarks, By Yoichiro Nambu; Convection Currents In The Earth’s Mantle, By D. P. McKenzie And Frank Richter; Visual Cells In The Pons Of The Brain, By Mitchell Guckstein And Alan R. Gibson; The Forming Of Sheet Metal, By S. S. Hecker And A. K. Ghosh; Urban Trees, By Thomas S. Elias And Howard S. Irwin; An Archaic Indian Burial Mound In Labrador, By James A. Tuck And Robert J. Mcghee;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: scientific american readings physical sciences technology
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Experimental Design and Statistical Methods: For Behavioural and Social Research by David Boniface (£33.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0412542307]Condition: Very Good.Description: A textbook which can be used both to accompany a taught course and for individual study. It is a second level text, thus the reader is expected to have previously attended a basic statistical methods course. The book introduces the concepts, principles and techniques needed when carrying out a practical research project. It is relevant, particularly in the areas of psychology, education, human, social and life sciences, medicine and occupational and management research, to small and large scale projects, both in real world settings and in laboratories. In addition, the book looks at the use and conceptual understanding of. the more advanced techniques available to users of computer packages for data analysis. Typical modern examples are Minitab, SPSS, SAS, SuperANOVA, Statistica, BMDP, SYSTAT, Genstat and GLIM.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". 264 pages. Tags: psychology education research sciences Minitab SPSS SAS SuperANOVA Statistica BMDP SYSTAT Genstat GLIM
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Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory by Alex Callinicos (£32.00)Publisher: Cornell University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0801421217]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small spot to the join of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a small address sticker to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In recent years, the problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists and historians. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this interaction. In Making History, Alex Callinicos takes a fresh look at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, giving close attention to theworkofE. J. Hobsbawm, E. P. Thompson, G. A. Cohen, L. Althusser, A. Giddens, J. Elster, and J. Habermas, among others. His main concern is “with the mechanisms through which human beings transform their societies, and, for better or worse, push history onwards”.

Callinicos provides an even-handed and comprehensive synthesis that combines the highly fruitful theories of agency and language elaborated in Anglo-American analytical philosophy, Giddens’s theorization of structuration, and the insights of game theory with the powerful explanatory framework of classical historical materialism. He argues that structural determinism (characteristic of the followers of Althusser), the methodological individualism of the rational-choice Marxists (such as Elster), and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are all untenable. In his view, structures do not simply contain or constrain us; they also serve as frameworks that can enable human action. His aim is to demonstrate that human beings possess the power collectively to make history.

Making History is a timely, highly intelligent, and eminently readable book that deserves to be widely read. It will become an important focus for debates on Marxism, theoretical sociology, and philosophy. .”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 275 pages. Tags: act agent communism communities groups historical historiography history humanism ideology karl marx marxism materialism methods movements philosophy political revolutions science sciences social sociology structuralism structure theories theory
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Seasonal Occult Rituals by William G. Gray (£31.00)Publisher: London: The Aquarian Press — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850300568]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with several small nicks and chips. Boards tanned at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. 121 pages. Tags: gray occultism rites ceremonies seasons religion folk-lore occult sciences seasonal rituals 0850300568
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The Genus Hosta: Giboshi Zoku by Wolfram George Schmid (£29.00)Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713470984]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This is a new revision of the genus Hosta that includes descriptions of all species, varieties and forms, all registered cultivators, and virtually all the non-registered classic hostas of historic and garden interest. This book is designed to be used as a reference work, combining the needs of the botanical, horticultural, nursery, specialist and general gardening audience, covering taxonomy, morphology, horticultural classification, nomenclatural history, cultivation and landscape uses.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 428 pages. Tags: liliaceae hosta taxonomy cultivation nomenclature vernacular hostaceae keys history propagation economic botany lilies gardening plants horticulture science sciences technology engineering 0713470984
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China of the Chinese by Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner (£28.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1920Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Generally a little faded on the cover, rubbed and somewhat bruised. Hinge starting at the rear pastedown. Internally bright and clean and a pleasant copy of a scarce book.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Countries & Peoples series. [XV] 309 pages. Tags: social sciences east asia edward theodore chalmers werner countries peoples
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Learning and Teaching Social Theory by Edited by Jon Cope, Joyce E. Canaan & Dave Harris (£28.00)Publisher: C-SAP University of Birmingham, — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 190219134X]Condition: Very Good+. Description: Number 8 in the series. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The challenges of learning and teaching theory in the social sciences have been a subject of concern and debate since these subjects first emerged as a part of the higher education canon. However, in recent years, far reaching changes inside and outside the university have compounded such concerns in the minds of both students and teachers as higher education is re-organised within the logic of neo-liberalism. The authors in this volume discuss these contemporary contexts and reflect upon the difficulties and opportunities that arise in the classroom and beyond. This monograph enables authors from several nations — the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and South Africa — with a shared concern about the state of the university at present and the challenges that this offers for them and their students, to consider how engagement with social theory can help develop the kinds of critical evaluation skills that students will need in the world they enter after graduation. The book therefore represents essential reading for anyone considering how to encourage students and lecturers to consider the relevance of learning and teaching social theory for their appreciation of the world today..”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the C-SAP Monograph series. [XV] 212 pages. Tags: academy and anthropology birmingham britain canaan cope c-sap dave education great harris higher jon joyce methodology network politics research sciences social sociology study teaching the
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In the Fire of the Heart by Ralph Waldo Trine (£27.00)Publisher: New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. — 1906Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is darkened at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned and somewhat clumsily opened. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 4¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Life Books series. [VIII] 335 pages. Tags: trine social sciences communism socialism anarchism
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Defying Ocean's End: An Agenda For Action by Edited by Linda K. Glover & Sylvia A. Earle (£24.00)Publisher: Island Press — 2004Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 1559637552]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers, more heavily to the lower which is slightly dog-eared at the bottom corner. Text complete, clean and tight but a hint of age-toning to the very margins.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Papers presented at the Defying Ocean's End conference, May 29th to June 3rd 2003, Los Cabos, Mexico.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Graeme Kelleher. Size: 10" X 8½". 283 pages. Tags: aquatic aspects congresses conservation defying doe earth ecology end environment environmental marine nature oceanography oceans ocean's pollution resources sciences seas the threats
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Force, Fate, and Freedom: On Historical Sociology by Reinhard Bendix (£23.00)Publisher: University of California Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0520049314]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and title page. Text complete, clean and tight. A reasonable copy, uncommon in this hardback edition. Description: From the cover: “An introduction to historical sociology, Force, Fate, and Freedom also serves as a critical analysis of the belief in economic and political progress through social knowledge. The book develops the historicist approach to social change first championed by Max Weber. Following a theoretical introduction, Professor Bendix presents an overview of the foundations of political authority in Japan, Russia, Germany, France, and England, giving special attention to the development of authority in industry. Two remaining chapters analyze the problems of citizenship of the lower classes in the process of nation-building and the role that intellectual mobilization plays in the process of modernization..”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 144 pages. Tags: addresses conflict cultural essays historical history influence lectures liberty max philosophy political rationalism science sciences social sociology studies theories weber
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Modern Social Theory: From Parsons to Habermas by Ian Craib (£23.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745010881]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Description: 2nd (revised) edition. Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [VII] 262 pages. Tags: ethnic feminism philosophy science sciences social sociology studies theories theory
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The Life of Plants by E. J. H. [Edred John Henry] Corner (£23.00)Publisher: The University of Chicago Press — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0226115860]Condition: Good. A little faded at the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages gently age tanned. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XI] 315 pages. Tags: 9780226115863 science mathematics botany plant physiology life sciences edred john henry corner 0226115860
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Theorising Modernity: Reflexivity, Environment and Identity in Gidden's Social Theory by Edited by Martin O'Brien, Sue Penna & Colin Hay (£23.00)Publisher: Longman — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582307430]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 226 pages. Tags: and anthios anthony anthropology aspects bagguley benton beyond brien charles civilization colin criminality dave dickens difference differences divisions duality earth emancipation? environment environments exploring floya geography giddens harris hay how identity individual interview jenny know? late left lemert life limits martin modern modernity mouzelis movements neither nicos nor orders paul penna peter philosophy political politics postmodernism pure radical reflections reflexivity relations responses right? science sciences smith so? social sociology structure sue ted the theorising theory views what will with world
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Contemporary France: Politics and Society Since 1945 by D. L. Hanley; A. P. Kerr; N. H. Waites; (£21.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415025222]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Contemporary France aims to set the working of the French political system into its historical, social and economic context. The first section gives a succinct description of the main developments since 1944 in all major contexts — economy, society, domestic politics and foreign relations. The authors then analyse the economic, social and cultural structures of present-day France, and discuss the institutional framework of decision-making and the major political forces involved in it. There are also chapters on French external and defence policy and on the education system, all of which are set in the context of the political system as a whole. Aimed primarily at students of European history and politics or of French society and culture, the book assumes little knowledge in the social sciences and will be readily accessible to beginners in this field.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 384 pages. Tags: french experience fourth republic fifth republic gaullism giscardism socialist france mitterrand years contemporary france social stratification political culture 944.082 france politics government social conditions political framework central government french party system agricultural workers french industry french production value french exports french energy consumption french agricultural production tertiary sector defence expenditures main political forces electorate major parties french households population decline rural departments french student population socio-professional category parents
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Plant Metabolism by David T. Dennis, David B. Layzell, Daniel D. Lefebvre & David H. Turpin (£21.00)Publisher: Longman — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582259061]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled, a little dog-eared. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1990] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Plant Metabolism was first published in 1990 under the title of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This edition has been thoroughly revised, reorganised and updated, incorporating the latest developments in this exciting field.

The text is divided into ten sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of plant metabolism. Section I deals with the fundamentals of the control of metabolism. This includes new chapters on protein synthesis and the molecular biology of plant development. Section II contains a chapter on cell wall structure and synthesis and a new chapter on communication and defence. Sections III to IX cover all other major processes and pathways of plant metabolism and have been revised and updated to incorporate recent changes and advances in the field. The final section of the book contains new chapters on the manipulation of carbon allocation in plants and on the biochemical basis for plant improvement.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XI] 631 pages. Tags: metabolism physiology chemistry botanical plants plant molecular biology biochemistry gardening nature flowers science life sciences botany david dennis layzell daniel lefebvre turpin 0582259061
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60 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne (£20.50)Publisher: Wellingborough: Equation — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781853361463]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 319 pages. Tags: academy motion picture arts sciences awards pictures united states history oscar winning cinema films usa performing acting auditioning film video moving-pictures 9781853361463
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Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Volume 1: Essential Principles and Practices by Edited by Jann Hau & Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr. (£20.50)Publisher: Boca Raton, London, New York & Washington: CRC Press — 2003Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0849310865]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Pictorial boards. 556 pages. Tags: tlaboratory animals animal experimentation models research laboratory welfare disease zoology sciences nature mammals
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Magic, Words, and Numbers by Stuart Holroyd (£19.50)Publisher: Aldus Books — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0490004318]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Magic is essentially about power. Most of us would like to have power — power to gain what we wish, power to do what we want, even power over others. For centuries men and women have sought such power in the rituals and formulas of magic. Some of them have turned to the ancient wisdom of the Cabala; some have looked for it in the hidden significance of words and sounds; others have believed that numbers hold the key. But all of them have tried to understand and influence the world in which we live. In this unusual book, Stuart Holroyd traces their extraordinary search and coolly assesses their findings. What exactly did they discover? Just what powers did they succeed in controlling? Are there, in fact, laws other than the familiar laws of nature, that people can use to gain special and remarkable powers?”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: magic cabala occultism occult sciences supernatural alchemy the ancient science stuart holroyd 0490004318 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Amateur Astronomer's Photographic Lunar Atlas by Henry Hatfield (£19.00)Publisher: London: Lutterworth Press — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718813537]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the foot of the upper panel. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted. Text complet. E, clean and tight but the heavy art paper has become slightly tacky with some leaves showing a slight ripple in places. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: moon photographs maps amateur astronomer photographic lunar atlas remote-sensing images space solar system science astronomy surface atlases astronomical charts travel exploration earth sciences geology physics planetology
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: cornwall england travellers plant collectors biography gardens garden plants history nature ecology gardening science lamb christian travel ornamental essays reference life sciences botany 1903071089 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Obsession: Psychic Forces and Evil in the Causation of Disease by Arthur Guirdham (£19.00)Publisher: London: Neville Spearman — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0854352716]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “This book is a new approach to the understanding of neurotic disease. In the past the latter has been the subject of much heavy theorising. To the author, a consultant psychiatrist of forty years standing, the explanation is more fundamental and essentially simpler. Many of those who reveal obsessional symptoms, which are best exemplified by the pointless repetition of simple actions like turning off bath taps, are suffering from repression of their psychic gifts.

Obsessional states are a direct protective reflex following the perception of evil. This is first revealed in the night terrors and involuntary tics of childhood. The victims of obsessional states are often markedly psychic. Many are clairvoyant and telepathic. Their obsessional tendencies are related to the repression of these gifts. A number have far memory back to, and preceding, birth.

There are two central themes in this book. The first is that the obsessional patient is two persons in one, that he is, on the one hand, a mystic with psychic gifts and, on the other, an exponent of orthodoxy with ritualistic tendencies. The latter are a mask and an atonement for his psychic endowments. He combines in one personality the roles of persecuted heretic and inquisitor, of gifted mystic and repressive priest.

Dr Guirdham’s second major theme is that, in the obsessional, the battle between good and evil is being fought out at the conscious level. Each obsessional represents an armageddon in miniature. He reflects in his own soul the ultimate battle in the Cosmos between the forces of good and evil.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: obsessive-compulsive neuroses disorder neurosis occult sciences compulsive behavior obsessional personality case alternative therapies healing health psychic powers esp fitness naturopathy body mind spirit neurotic disease
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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Developing Your Latent Powers: Thirty Practical Steps to Spiritual Satisfaction by Frederick R. [Robert] Gould (£18.00)Publisher: Robert B. Luce Co. Inc. — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Leans. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Developing Your Latent Powers is a practical approach to a way of life that is appealing more and more in the Western World today. It is a statement of a philosophy of life that synthesises elements of Hinduist and Buddhist thought with guidance to those who wish to be less tied to the mechanistic type of life and are aiming at greater spiritual satisfaction. It blends Eastern wisdom with Western knowledge, always avoiding the obfuscation which is common to both.

Readers are told quite frankly of the difficulties that face them in the search for enlightenment, and the exercises, always basic, will help students to attain a positive state of mind: a poise and a glad philosophy. The way of thought and the exercises Frederick Gould describes are not unfamiliar to many people in the West now that the meditative form of philosophic occultism is becoming increasingly popular. Most writing on the subject, though, is hardly easy reading.

Frederick Gould, who describes himself as a ‘humble student’, writes with long experience as a teacher, and the lucidity of his style makes the book readable without tears. He believes the kind of thinking his course advocates is urgently needed in a purposeless age that is the headache following on a night of materialist intoxication — one that has reduced man to servitude to a machine in material life and to the status of machine itself in his spiritual one. But he believes there is another path, another outlook, which he has tested and which has illumined his own life.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 202 pages. Tags: koccultism parapsychology occult sciences frederick robert gould first editions firsts printings 1st
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Engineering Hydrology by E. M. [Eric Montgomery] Wilson (£18.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333048806]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along edges with a couple of small scuffs to upper panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3rd Printing [First, 1969] From the cover: “A textbook describing the principles of hydrology and illustrating established techniques used by engineers in hydrological analysis. It should be well suited to final year engineering students, as well as to geologists, agriculturalists and all concerned with water resources. The needs of the practical engineer, who has to make actual estimates and calculations, have been kept constantly in mind..”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 182 pages. Tags: engineering hydrology 0333048806 hydraulic textbooks science earth sciences sanitary municipal freshwater technology environmental eric montgomery wilson
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Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion by William A. Stahl, Robert A. Campbell, Yvonne Petry & Gary Diver (£18.00)Publisher: Rutgers University Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0813531071]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the cover: “Science and religion are often thought to be advancing irreconcilable goals and thus to be mutually antagonistic. Yet in the often acrimonious debates between the scientific and religions communities, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that both science and religion are systems of thought and knowledge that aim to understand the world and our place in it.

Webs of Reality, a rare examination of the interrelationship between religion and science from a social science perspective, offers a broad view of the relationship, and poses practical questions regarding technology and ethics. Emphasizing how science and religion are practiced instead of highlighting the differences between them, the authors look for the subtle connections, tacit understandings, common history, symbols, and implicit myths that tie them together. How can the practice of science be understood from a religious point of view? What contributions can science make to a religious understanding of the world? What contributions can the social sciences make to understanding both knowledge systems? Looking at religion and science as fields of inquiry and habits of mind, the authors discover not only similarities between them but also a wide number of ways in which they complement each other..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 239 pages. Tags: religion and science social aspects civilization sociology campbell petry diver stahl 0813531071 0813531063 william robert yvonne gary
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The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History by Edited by Michael Allaby (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192177206]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ with a ½" closed tear to the top tip of the lower panel.Description: From the flap: “This dictionary lists many groups of plants and animals, but it also includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and biochemistry that may be encountered in literature dealing with aspects of plant or animal growth, structure or behaviour. At the same time, it will be of use to those concerned with other disciplines who are unfamiliar with taxonomic terms that may occur in literature of special interest to them. The dictionary contains over 12 000 entries, written by a team of more than 25 specialists aided by consultants, and its coverage is world-wide. It will be of value to students as well as to those who derive pleasure from the wildlife around them, or even from well tended gardens, and who wish to support personal observations by reading and watching films, but need ready access to authoritative explanations of unfamiliar expressions.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 68 pages. Tags: palaeontology carboniferous entomologist broad-leaved nomenclature invertebrate meteorology environment brachiopods climatology naturalists exploration pleistocene entomology naturalist atmosphere coniferous conserving jean-henri ecosystems cretaceous heathlands amphibians ordovician vegetation creatures taxonomic 508/.03/2 frederick aristotle descartes sanctuary oligocene phycology alexander evolution botanist studying painting national wildlife waterton linnaeus thorburn american mountain breeding devonian reptiles johnston habitats
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The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History by Edited by Michael Allaby (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192177206]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This dictionary lists many groups of plants and animals, but it also includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and biochemistry that may be encountered in literature dealing with aspects of plant or animal growth, structure or behaviour. At the same time, it will be of use to those concerned with other disciplines who are unfamiliar with taxonomic terms that may occur in literature of special interest to them. The dictionary contains over 12 000 entries, written by a team of more than 25 specialists aided by consultants, and its coverage is world-wide. It will be of value to students as well as to those who derive pleasure from the wildlife around them, or even from well tended gardens, and who wish to support personal observations by reading and watching films, but need ready access to authoritative explanations of unfamiliar expressions.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 688 pages. Tags: palaeontology carboniferous entomologist broad-leaved nomenclature invertebrate meteorology environment brachiopods climatology naturalists exploration pleistocene entomology naturalist atmosphere coniferous conserving jean-henri ecosystems cretaceous heathlands amphibians ordovician vegetation creatures taxonomic 508/.03/2 frederick aristotle descartes sanctuary oligocene phycology alexander evolution botanist studying painting national wildlife waterton linnaeus thorburn american mountain breeding devonian reptiles johnston habitats
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Explanation and Power: The Control of Human Behaviour by Morse Peckham (£15.50)Publisher: The Seabury Press — 1979Binding: Paperback (Uncorrected Proof) Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently faded at the spine with some soiling of the wraps. A slightly dog-eared copy. Cutting pasted to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Explanation and Power proposes a radical theory of meaning; that is, meaning as response. Meaning is not immanent in word or sign, natural or man-made. Human behaviour depends on interaction, and interaction depends upon the stabilization of the meanings of verbal and non-verbal signs. Ultimately meaning can be stabilized only by explanation and when explanation fails, by force.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 297 pages. Tags: electro-encephalogram psycho-physiology psycholinguistics conditionability phenol-autonomic insusceptibility night-blindness eysenck-fumeaux rationalization misconceptions psychogalvanic suggestibility investigations interpretation generalization psychoanalysts parapsychology aklaq-i-jalali psychoanalysis questionnaire physiologists psychologists extra-sensory oneirocritics psychological anti-semitism socialization disinhibition personalities psychiatrists unconditional consciousness psychosomatic psychotherapy hallucination interreaction physiological lie-detection post-hypnotic precognition introversion subjectivity anaesthetics premonitions distinctions extraversion institutions transference experimental apperception somnambulism
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Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and his Critics by David Held & John B. Thompson (£15.50)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521278554]Condition: Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages gently age tanned. Description: A Later Printing. This book offers a comprehensive appraisal of the work of Anthony Giddens, who is known worldwide as one of the leading figures in social theory and the social sciences. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VIII] 311 pages. Tags: absences and anthony assessment autonomy bauman bernstein blinkering bob capitalism citizenship created criticism critics critique david derek effects empirical environment erik giddens gregory gregson half held hermeneutics historical history interpretation jessop john linda malestream martin marxism methodology methods models modern murgatroyd nation-state nation-states nicky olin only peter policy political presences public relations relevance reply research richard saunders science sciences shaw social society sociology some space story structuration studies surveillance the theories theory thompson time-space trajectory urbanism war wright zygmunt
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For Honour and Fame: Chivalry in England, 1066-1500 by Nigel Saul (£15.00)Publisher: London: The Bodley Head — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781847920522]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The world of medieval chivalry is at once glamorous and violent, alluring yet alien. Our popular views of the period are largely inherited from the nineteenth-century romantics, for whom chivalry evoked images of knights in shining armour, competing for the attention of fair ladies — with pennons and streamers fluttering from castle battlements.

But what is the reality? Were the rituals and romance of chivalry designed to provide an escape from the brutal facts of almost continuous warfare? Or did they instead help regulate the conduct of war and moderate its violent excesses?

Nigel Saul charts the introduction of chivalry by the Normans, the rise of the knightly class as a social elite, the fusion of chivalry with kingship in the fourteenth century and the influence of chivalry on literature, religion and architecture. He shows us a world of kings and barons, castles and cathedrals — a world shaped by Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades, by Magna Carta and the rule of law, by battles like Bannockburn and Crecy, by the Black Death and by tournaments, round tables and the cult of Arthurianism.

Structured around the related themes of war, politics and knighthood, For Honour and Fame tells the story of England from the Norman Conquest to the aftermath of Henry VII’s triumph at Bosworth in the Wars of the Roses. Wide-ranging, vivid and authoritative, this is the first book to treat chivalry as part of the wider history of medieval England.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIV] 416 pages. Tags: chivalry england history social sciences society knights knighthood nobility heraldry medieval britain period cultural british yorkist couched lance battle shrewsbury warhorse chaucer knight military class malory
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Black's Medical Dictionary by Harvey Marcovitch (£14.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713661461]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Short closed tear to the head of the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 41st edition, 2nd printing [First Published: 1906] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 814 pages. Tags: medicine popular dictionaries medical sciences dictionary health fitness reference works family harvey marcovitch 0713661461
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The Age of Machinery by Alexander R. Horne (£14.50)Publisher: Blackie & Son — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Spine faded. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Wrinkle to the centre of the upper board. Tape remnants to pastedown. Address sticker to ffep. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: Blue coth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. Illustrated with B&W photographs. The Forces of Nature turned to the Service of Man. In this book some ordinary useful applications of the sciences are explained in simple language.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". 208 pages. Tags: coal steam metals gases gas engines compressed air railway motor car electicity electric currents building ships navy
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Use of Earth Sciences Literature by David Norris Wood (£14.50)Publisher: Butterworth — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0408704489]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of text block slightly dusty. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 1" closed, and tidy, tear to head of lower panel. A nice copy.Description: The literature explosion in all branches of science demands up-to-date and reliable guides to primary and secondary sources of knowledge. This book is designed to provide the necessary guidance on the effective use of earth sciences literature. The early chapters deal with matters of general interest libraries and classification; the various types of publications and the purposes they serve; and the problems of searching the literature and of maintaining a reference index. The later chapters are concerned with the literature of the constituent branches of the earth sciences. 459pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: David Norris Wood 0408704489
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A History Of Spanish Civilisation by Rafael Altamira (£14.00)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps (Fold-Out);Notes: Foreword or introduction by J. B. Trend. Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 280 pages. Tags: geographical gonditions spain the celtic invasion iberians givilizing influence carthagmians roman spanish-roman material givilization civilization visigoths jmuslim hegemony mozarabes economic life gultivation sciences social glasses rest cortes and democracy inquisidon american colonies downfall catholic imperialism literature spanish infiuences abroad effects reforms political ideal bourbons juridical unificadon end dominion america moroccan question philosophical studies rafael altamira trend volkovfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Basic Contributions to Psychology: Readings by Robert L Wrenn (£14.00)Publisher: Wadsworth — 1966Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at extremities otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Basic contributions to psychology : Readings 308pp. Size: Oversized PaperbackTags: industrial/organizational electro-encephalogram psycho-physiology conditionability insusceptibility phenol-autonomic rationalization eysenck-fumeaux night-blindness suggestibility investigations specialization psychoanalysis interpretation misconceptions generalization psychoanalysts parapsychology aklaq-i-jalali psychogalvanic socialization personalities disinhibition extra-sensory lie-detection oneirocritics interreaction hallucination psychosomatic unconditional psychiatrists post-hypnotic psychologists physiologists anti-semitism physiological psychotherapy schizophrenic questionnaire psychological consciousness blood-stream hypnodontics appreciation psychologist equalization transference precognition dissociation subjectivity introversion
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Dressed to Kill: Sex, Power & Clothes by Colin McDowell (£14.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091744644]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Clothes talk — often more clearly than words. And like words, they often have a hidden meaning. Clothes provide a smoke screen as well as a declaration. We use them to give us confidence, hide our inadequacies and project our image. We can get away with murder as long as we are dressed for the part. A judge, secure in gown and wig, can make pronouncements that would he laughed out of court were he wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

Clothes perpetuate power, from military uniforms to city suits. They accentuate sexual stereotypes, from Nell Gwynne to Madonna. But they can also he used to smash the stereotype — men now wear earrings and ‘feminine’ colours; women are at ease in leather jackets and ‘Doc Martens’. Designer labels and logos define status and aspiration but anti-fashion is an increasingly potent street influence. Clothes are the outward show of our innermost attitudes.

In this trailblazing and uncompromising hook, Colin McDowell takes a provocative and radical look at the tyrannies and taboos of fashion, and shows how others see us and how we see ourselves.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: sex miscellanea sexuality psychology fashion theory power social sciences clothing and dress aspects status history psychological role costume europe gender
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Cosmos, Earth and Man: A Short History of the Universe by Preston Cloud (£13.50)Publisher: Yale University Press — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300021461]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Illustrated with charts & diagrams including a fold-out to the front pastedown. From the cover: “In this fascinating history of the universe and its inhabitants, one of America’s most distinguished biogeologists leads us from the evolution of the cosmos to speculation on the future of mankind. Preston Cloud begins with the atom, the smallest known world out of which all other worlds are made. From the behaviour of protons, neutrons, and their satellite electrons, he turns to the behaviour of galaxies and the birth and death of stars, focusing on the life cycle of our solar system and our own small planet. Cloud describes the stages by which Earth, its atmosphere, and its oceans slowly became inhabitable by primitive, then more complex, forms of life. In considerable detail he explains the controversial chemistry by which life may have first been born into an inanimate universe. Tracing the evolution of plants and animals, Cloud demonstrates how the relatively recent development of a genus of primate mammals that calls itself Homo sapiens could have a disastrous effect on the planet. In a provocative final chapter, Cloud places mankind within the framework of this evolving global habitat and proposes a program for the survival of the human race.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 372 pages. Tags: hertzsprung-russell architectural geologically lithospheric hypothetical radioactive progressive sedimentary perspective prokaryotic eukaryotic structures industrial biological bryophytes simplified suggesting beginnings earthquake andromeda cosmology supernova spreading principal evolution capsule’s structure spaceship dinosaurs unfolding epicentre organisms materials seafloor possible covalent internal primates chemical sciences mamnals leading stellar diagram metazoa bonding history economy remains primate motions earth’s planets modern nebula animal cosmic energy mammal matter nature family origin action oldest oxygen plates recent higher today birds great human birth known cells earth early ionic decay focus their lower algae lines rock life tree past view time true atom flow the and
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Studies in Human Geography by Michael & RODGERS, Brian Chisholm (£13.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0435351656]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ a little edgeworn with several small nicks and chips, 3cm closed tear to upper panel near head of spine. Bruised at lower corners and tail of spine. Internally bright and clean. A nice, solid, copy.Description: The authors present their material in a manner that will enable the non-geographer to understand readily what it is that geographers do. 305pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve. Introduction / preface by Michael Wise.
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The World of the Wasp by Joy O. I. Spoczynska (£13.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0584103387]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The World of the Wasp, by Joy Spoczynska, a Fellow of both the Zoological Society and the Royal Entomological Society, is a detailed and comprehensive study of social and solitary wasps in both Britain and many countries abroad. Her field trips to collect material for the book took her through the southern United States, Guyana, India and West Africa and enabled her to provide a most thorough survey which will excite and interest specialist and non-specialist reader alike.

Having dealt with Polistes and Polybia Paper Makers, Potters and Masons, the solitary Ammophila, Ichneumons, Gall-wasps and various predators, the author goes on to demonstrate, in the very useful Appendix, methods of studying wasps, advises on the building of a reference collection and suggests further reading. This immensely readable book is expanded with numerous line drawings which clearly illustrate many of the nests and species mentioned and is further supplemented with a collection of black and white photographs.”
Notes: Illustrated by Melchior Spoczynski. Size: 9¼" x 6". Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 188 pages. Tags: wasps hymenoptera insecta sistematica science life sciences zoology entomology insects joy spoczynska melchior spoczynski 0584103387 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Cosmos, Earth and Man: A Short History of the Universe by Preston Cloud (£12.50)Publisher: Yale University Press — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300021461]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped. Heavy knock to the top corner of the lower board with commensurate damage to the corner of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In this fascinating history of the universe and its inhabitants, one of America’s most distinguished biogeologists leads us from the evolution of the cosmos to speculation on the future of mankind. Preston Cloud begins with the atom, the smallest known world out of which all other worlds are made. From the behaviour of protons, neutrons, and their satellite electrons, he turns to the behaviour of galaxies and the birth and death of stars, focusing on the life cycle of our solar system and our own small planet. Cloud describes the stages by which Earth, its atmosphere, and its oceans slowly became inhabitable by primitive, then more complex, forms of life. In considerable detail he explains the controversial chemistry by which life may have first been born into an inanimate universe. Tracing the evolution of plants and animals, Cloud demonstrates how the relatively recent development of a genus of primate mammals that calls itself Homo sapiens could have a disastrous effect on the planet. In a provocative final chapter, Cloud places mankind within the framework of this evolving global habitat and proposes a program for the survival of the human race.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 372 pages. Tags: hertzsprung-russell architectural geologically lithospheric hypothetical radioactive progressive sedimentary perspective prokaryotic eukaryotic structures industrial biological bryophytes simplified suggesting beginnings earthquake andromeda cosmology supernova spreading principal evolution capsule’s structure spaceship dinosaurs unfolding epicentre organisms materials seafloor possible covalent internal primates chemical sciences mamnals leading stellar diagram metazoa bonding history economy remains primate motions earth’s planets modern nebula animal cosmic energy mammal matter nature family origin action oldest oxygen plates recent higher today birds great human birth known cells earth early ionic decay focus their lower algae lines rock life tree past view time true atom flow the and
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